Easter Holiday What’s On: Easter Egg Hunts

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If you and the kids love an easter egg hunt then you’re in luck because our lovely county has plenty to offer this year. We’ve compiled a list of Easter egg hunts happening all over Essex. From family adventures in the countryside to fun-filled games in the city, there’s something for every bunny in the family. So, let’s hop to it and make this Easter egg-stra special!

1. Family Easter Egg Hunt & Sunday Lunch

Venue: Leez Priory Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford CM3 1JP, UK

Town: Chelmsford

Organiser: Leez Priory

Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Price: Adult – £55, Child – £22

Description: Bring the whole family to Leez Priory for Easter Monday to go in search of hidden Easter treats and to enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch!

Website: Family Easter Egg Hunt & Sunday Lunch

2. Easter Fun- The Giant Egg Hunt

Venue: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET

Town: Chelmsford

Organiser: Visit Essex

Time: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Price: Adult – £15.85, Child – £7.95, Family – £38.10

Description: Enjoy a supersized family adventure at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this Easter, as dozens of larger-than-life eggs await discovery on the Giant Egg Hunt.

Website: Easter Fun- The Giant Egg Hunt

3. Easter Adventure Quest at Audley End

Venue: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, East of England CB11 4JP

Town: Uttlesford

Organiser: English Heritage

Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Price: Child- From £2 / Check website for full ticket prices

Description: Cracking adventure quest at Audley End this Easter holiday. Hunt for clues in the castle grounds, track down the Easter eggs and get rewarded with a tasty chocolate treat.

Website: Easter Adventure Quest at Audley End

4. Easter Adventures

Venue: Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

Town: Colchester

Organiser: National Trust

Time: 11:00AM-4:00PM

Price: Free entrance, Tickets from: £3 for the Egg Hunt

Description: Family activities, crafts, games and historical tours.

Website: Easter Adventures

5. Easter Egg Hunt at Copped Hall

Venue: Stables Courtyard, Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping CM16 5HS

Town: Epping Forest

Organiser: The Copped Hall Trust

Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM

Price: £7 per person if bought in advance, £8 per person if purchased on the day, free for children under 16 and registered carers. Current friends of the Copped Hall Trust- Free.

Description: The children will meet the Easter Bunny and join in the fun of the Egg Hunt by finding and answering the hidden clues and collecting the plastic eggs to win a little chocolate egg.

Website: Easter Egg Hunt at Copped Hall

6. Easter Egg Hunt at Epping Ongar Railway

Venue: North Weald Station, Ongar Railway, Station Rd, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6BT

Town: Epping Forest

Organiser: Epping Ongar Railway

Time: 9:30AM onwards

Price: Adult – £18, Child – £10, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) – £47

Description: Epping Ongar Railway’s beloved Bertie Bunny will be leading what is probably the longest Easter egg hunt in Essex. Running the length of the railway track, from Ongar through to Coopersale, the distance covered is equivalent to 131,579 eggs placed end to end! You’ll need to use our steam and diesel trains to find them all!

Website: Easter Egg Hunt at Epping Ongar Railway

7. Easter Egg Venture at The Green Barn Farm Shop & Café

Venue: The Green Barn Farm Shop, North Benfleet Hall Fishery, Benfleet SS12 9JR

Town: Castle Point

Organiser: The Green Barn Farm Shop & Café

Time: 10:30AM-3:00PM

Price: £12 per child (accompanying adults and under 1 year old are free)

Description: Explore Easter on our farm. There will be an egg hunt and scavenger hunt, followed by cuddles and snuggles with some of our gorgeous animals, including bunnies, chickens, calves and more.

Website: Easter Egg Venture at The Green Barn Farm Shop & Café

8. Belfairs Easter in the Woods

Venue: Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Rd. N, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 4LR

Town: Southend

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM

Price: £8 per child

Description: Step into the magic of nature this Easter with an enchanting Easter Eggstravaganza in the Woods! Immerse yourself in the outdoors as we transform the woodland into a wonderland for a day filled with family-friendly fun, activities may include Easter Egg Hunt, Easter themed natural crafts, nature hat parade, games and activities & baskets more fun to have! Price includes a small chocolate prize.

Website: Belfairs Easter in the Woods

9. Thameside Easter in the Woods

Venue: Thameside Nature Discovery Park, Mucking Warf Rd, Mucking, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0RN

Town: Thurrock

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Price: £8 per child

Description: Step into the magic of nature this Easter with an enchanting Easter Eggstravaganza in the Woods! Immerse yourself in the outdoors as we transform the woodland into a wonderland for a morning filled with family-friendly fun, activities may include Easter Egg Hunt, Easter themed natural crafts, nature hat parade, games and activities & baskets more fun to have!

Website: Thameside Easter in the Woods

10. Langdon Nature Tots Easter Special

Venue: Langdon Nature Discovery Park Lower Dunton Rd, Basildon, SS16 6EJ

Town: Basildon

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Price: £8 per child

Description: Nature Tots is a parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. Discover and learn through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and mud play to natural painting and stick creatures.

Website: Langdon Nature Tots Easter Special

11. Naze Drop in Easter Egg Hunt

Venue: Naze Nature Discovery Centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE

Town: Tendring

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 11:00AM-3:00PM

Price: £7 per child

Description: Follow the trail around the Naze and find all of the eggs to claim your chocolatey prize! Then join us back at the centre for some natural craft. This is a drop in activity, once you have purchased a ticket you can come any time between 11am and 3pm.

Website: Naze Drop in Easter Egg Hunt

12. Easter Monday at the Gibberd Garden

Venue: The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, CM17 0NA

Town: Harlow

Organiser: The Gibberd Garden

Time: 2:00PM-6:00PM

Price: Adult – £6, Children (5-16 years old) – £1, Concessions – £5

Description: Family funday with the addition of an Easter Trail thanks to the awesome Fun Filled Games! We’re talking hidden treasures, thrilling clues and a whole lot of fun for the whole family! So come on down and let’s make some unforgettable memories together!

Website: Easter Monday at the Gibberd Garden

Well, that’s a wrap on our roundup of the best Easter Egg Hunts in Essex for those of us with little chicks in our brood! Happy egg hunting! Remember to book early and check their website for final timings and prices. If you’re looking for more fun then we’ve got a list of Easter Events and Easter Kids Camps on our What’s On page here.

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